top-10-web-hosting-trendsChoosing the best web hosting service is a big factor in the success or failure of your website.  There are literally thousands of web hosting providers out there who offer almost identical web hosting packages. You need to determine what factors will provide you the best results when searching for the web hosting service that would best suit your website. Here are a few tips on what you should keep an eye out for:

Determine the Technical Requirements for Your Website:

Before anything else, you need to decide what the technical requirements of your website would be. You need to determine below factors:

Requirements for your server platform and hardware. You need to use a web hosting service that supports Windows platform for a website that is programmed via ASP, Visual Basic, Cold Fusion, or Microsoft Access or SQL. On the other hand, you have to utilize a web hosting service that supports UNIX or Linux platforms for a website that is programmed with Perl, CGI, SSI, PHP or mqSQL.

Requirements of your Disk Space and Bandwidth. Usually, a disk space of about 200MB to 500MB would be enough in hosting your website.  However, if you intend to have a website that has several images, mp3, or videos in it, then you would need to look for a web hosting service that offers a higher amount of disk space.

Likewise, you need to go for a web-hosting plan that has a higher disk space if you are expecting heavy traffic in your website. You need to choose the best disk space for you in order to avoid additional expenses in the future in case you end up going over the allotted monthly disk space allowance.

You also need to consider other hosting features when choosing your web hosting provider. You have to check if the provider can support video clips if necessary, check on compatibility with your web authoring tool, added costs for certain services if any, etc.

Determine the Reliability of the Web Hosting Provider

You to check the reliability of the web-hosting provider specially when it comes to how fast the internet connection is and the stability of their uptime. Check to make sure the provider has high performance servers, backup power generators, high-speed connection, and firewall software for protection to be sure that they can provide the service you need.